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British NGO for giving MINURSO the power to monitor human rights

London, April 16, 2014 (SPS) - On the eve of the UN Security Council´s meeting on April 17th, Western Sahara UK Campaign has appealed to the Security Council to fulfill its duty to the Saharawi people, by giving the MINURSO the powers to monitor human rights in Western Sahara.

SPS receives appreciation letter from St. Petersburg State University

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), April 16, 2014 (SPS) - Sahara Press Service (SPS) has received a letter of congratulation and appreciation from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication of Saint Petersburg State University.

In a ceremony organized Wednesday, a young journalist from the aforementioned university, also a cooperator with SPS since two years Katerina Ermakova presented this letter to SPS director, in the presence of the Polisario Front´s Representative in Moscow.

Moroccan forces heinously attack Saharawi demonstrators

El Aaiun (occupied territories), April 16, 2014 (SPS) - Moroccan occupying forces heinously attacked Tuesday night the Saharawi demonstrators in the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, leaving a heavy toll of victims, according to preliminary reports.

The demonstrators called for right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence, release of Saharawi political prisoners, cease the plunder of natural resources and human rights violations carried out by Morocco in Western Sahara.

Organizations call for human rights monitoring to be included in MINURSO mandate

Brussels, April 15, 2014 (SPS) - In anticipation of the United Nations Security Council meeting on Western Sahara on 17th April, 115 organizations, of which Saharawi organizations and international ONGs, from 21 countries around the world have issued a joint letter calling on the UN Security Council to agree an expansion of the current MINURSO mandate to include the monitoring and protection of the human rights in Western Sahara.

HRW urges UNSC to extend MINURSO mandate to incorporate human rights monitoring

Washington, April 15, 2014 (SPS) - Human Rights Watch has urged the Security Council of the United Nations to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to incorporate human rights monitoring, welcoming the call made by Ban Ki-moon in his report on the situation in Western Sahara released April 10, 2014 for “sustained, independent and impartial monitoring of human rights.

Saharawi Students Union organizes 3rd edition of MINURSO MANDATE

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), April 15, 2014 (SPS) - Saharawi Students Union (UESARIO) organized Monday the 3rd edition of the annual demonstration MINURSO MANDATE, aimed at calling on the Security Council to extend the UN mission in Western Sahara to include human rights and natural resources plunder’s monitoring.

Morocco has not abided by 2013 Security Council’s resolution on Western Sahara (EMHRN)

Copenhagen, April 15, 2014 (SPS) - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) has noted that since the Moroccan regime has, since 30 April 2013’s Security Council resolution extending MINURSO’s mandate, continued to violate human rights Western Sahara.

Bringing justice, peace and stability requires "firmness, strictness and clarity " from United Nations (Secretary General of Polisario Front)

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories) April 14, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, affirmed that bringing justice, peace and stability requires "firmness, strictness and clarity " from the United Nations to "impose respect of its charter and resolutions," warning that Morocco wanted the UN to abandon its "responsibility in the decolonization of Western Sahara," in a letter Monday to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki- Moon.
 

Amnesty International calls for MINURSO to monitor human rights in Western Sahara

Algiers, April 14, 2014 (SPS) - Amnesty International has urged the United Nations Security Council to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring.
 
Security Council "must extend" MINURSO's mandate, Salil Shetty, the secretary-general of Amnesty International, said in a statement released Sunday by the NGO's branch in Algeria.
 

Polisario Front sends urgent letter to UN Secretary-General

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories) April 14, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz  sent Monday an "urgent"  letter to the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.
 
The letter  related to the latest developments in the Western Sahara issue and the efforts of the United Nations on the decolonization of the last colony in Africa, the Western Sahara. (SPS)
 
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